Friday, July 6, 2007

Oven - Plain Cupcakes

Yieehaa...bought myself a new oven. ( actually, it's my 'ever dearest' that bought it for me :))
This time I have a REAL oven. It's not that my last oven is not an oven, but, this time it's more real. What am I mumbling about..???
Well, may be because I am overly excited.
Let me tell you about my last oven. It's a very small convection oven, which my mother bought almost 25 years ago (my goodness...the oven is about my age ...hehhe, well may be I am a few years 'older' than it). After i got married, i kinda took the oven from her (since she always prefer to use the 'round' one). All this while, I've been doing all my baking with the oven. From cakes to cookies, breads, all kind of buns, and I even roast chicken in it. But, those who are familiar with ovens and cooking in general, would know that small oven always cause problems to its baking products, my cake always overbaked at the top, cookies were not evenly baked, etc. But I managed...
I've never asked my husband to buy things for me. Anyway, he must have thought that i need a new oven (after 6plus years of marriage :)) . He did all the 'choosing the right oven' thing. He went to lots of shops, read reviews, compared the function, etc.
To you dear..thank you very you.

I haven't placed the oven inside its cabinet. Anyway, my hubby and the kids were really excited more than myself (it seems), and kept pressuring me to try baking with the new oven.
So, here's my first cupcakes. The texture really improves with the oven. So, who said baking is baking, doesn't matter what oven you are using???... It does matter.

Did you notice the texture? It's softer.
I've baked using this same recipe at least 10 times, but this times, it's the best. Well, may be it's pure luck, but I believe it's have something to do with the oven. :)

Plain Cupcake
* 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
* 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup butter
* 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar (I used 1 cup)
* 4 eggs
* 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 174 C. Line pan with baking cups.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla to creamed mixture and beat until thoroughly mixed. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Continue beating one minute.

Pour into prepared cups. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.


CiK BaWaNg said...

waaaa oven tuh sangat canteks... cik bawang suke tgk oven design camnih... canteks... happy baking dengan new oven~!! ppssttt...kek tuh nampak moist gebu...trus rase nk makan kek...:D:D

Anonymous said... oven jenama apa? cerita sikit specs dia.

Dr Ezura said...

hai..thanx for dropping by my blog...ur cupcakes so beautiful...i'm in the process of learning making such lovely cupcakes...wanted to do some on my birthday but bz... my recipe blog at

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

Lovely, am thinking of putting up receipees on my blog. wow the cupcakes look delicious.

drNO said...

cik bawang...mesti...sedap kek tu...jom la join makan :))

NBB- nanti kita check, ok.

Ezura- thanks

A kel called wonder...- pls do..I would like to try out your recipe for a change

HLiza said...

Jelesnye..teringat kat oven lama yg dah dijual sebab malas nak bawa pindah kids asyik tanyaje bila nak buat chocolate cake..

Dr Ezura said...

drNo...i suka pam avent and medela kedua2 medela senang nak pasang...sbb tak byk small parts cuma white membrane tu delicate sucking effect dua2 mmg best...another drawback, pam avent hanya boleh pakai dgn botol avent (wide neck) tp medela bleh pakai dgn any normal bottle...sbb tu kat hospital guna pam medela...senang ibu2 nak tumpang pam dlm botol masing2....; )

eh, mcmmana u ratakan icing tu on the cupcake...nmpk licin and tak comot pun...

drNO said...

hliza- siannya kt ur kids...nanti auntie masak choc cake, auntie hantar (as if I know ur house :)), sbb slalu mmg byk lebih since my kids 2 org n kecik je, and I slalu masak.
may be next week @ the week after, minggu ni pg kl.

drNO said...

Ezura- thanks a lot for the info. b4 this blum jumpa anyone yg ada experince with both. since u said sama je functions, etc, I'll be loyal with my avent, cuma have to lengkapkan a few more gadgets, if I have another baby :)
medela too expensive.

Sisbee said...

drNo thanks for dropping by my blog! of course you can use the wise cracks. Like your blog, baking is your passion, will be checking out recipees cos I'm adventurous.congrats on ur new oven.

DiaHarris said...

wahhh... sedapnya cupcakes... sgt tidak tahan!!!


The Queen said...

hantar lah kat sini gak.....sini pun suka hehehe

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Anonymous said...

Hi Dr.Noi..

*Waaahh.. dah try vanilla cupcakes ye?? Amacam?? Sodap takk?? huhu... Jealous laaa u gotta new oven.. My case, too good to be true (bole pakai kee ayat ni :P)Sedihh betul... Kwangg kwang...

*yg u tag tu blm sempat nk update, tunggu yer..ehhehe...

*Nampak reflection anak2 u kat oven tu..hehe.. Kiut!!


Dr Ezura said...

drNo, u selalu guna recipe apa utk frosting..?bleh share ek..; )

drNO said...

sisbee- thanks.

diaHarris- hi, dear..

theQueen- bole, bole...tapi nak guna courier service mana yek...hehehh

diba- thanks...if bz x yah buat pun xpe tag tu.
budak2 ni asal org kuarkan kamera, mmg sibuk la.. :)

ezura- macam2 resepi dah dicuba, resepi originated dr US, UK, local. nti kita email.